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Display Home

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An individual house that is currently on display to the public and is intended for reproduction as displayed or with standard variations to suit the client’s needs.

The price of the category entered is to represent the repeatable price of the house on display at the time of judging. Homes must have been open for display no more than 24 months prior to the close of entry date and continue to be open until the home is judged.


Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards



Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay Display Home categories

  • Up to $300,000
  • $300,001 - $500,000
  • Over $500,001

Judging criteria

Projects will be judged according to:

Criteria Points
Quality of workmanship 50
Design effectiveness including environmental sustainability 20
Innovation 15
Visual and market appeal 15


A project cannot be entered into more than one category of either Display Home, Custom Built Home, Project Home or Spec Home. Please select the category that best suits the project.


Display Home project price

The following is only relevant to Display Homes entries.

The price of the home as displayed should include the following (if fitted in home to be viewed by the judges):

  • Air conditioning
  • Alfresco areas attached to the home
  • Facade of house on display
  • Floor coverings/tiling in living areas
  • Garages/roller doors
  • Home automation systems
  • Kitchen appliances including stove/cooktop and rangehood as shown in the display home as viewed by the judges.
  • Kitchen benches
  • Painting of interior walls
  • Pest barriers
  • Plumbing fittings and sanitary ware
  • Skirtings/architraves/cornices
  • Splashbacks
  • Standard footings on a flat site
  • Taxes, fees, charges and levies applicable to the house on display
  • Wet area tiling (floors and skirting)
  • Window systems (glazing etc)

The price does not include items such as land, site works, landscaping, fencing, light fittings and feature lighting, paving, window dressings, security systems, free-standing pergolas, pool/spa and decorator items, etc.

Competition area by postcode

Entries are submitted into the regional awards based on the geographical location of each project:

Sunshine Coast/Wide Bay Awards

4517 - 4519, 4521, 4550 - 4581, 4600 - 4610, 4615, 4620, 4621, 4625, 4650, 4655, 4660, 4670, 4671, 4673, 4674, 4677

HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards

Celebrate the highest level of achievement for the "best of the best" in the residential building industry for award winning designs and builds from across Australia.

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Professional Builder/Renovator Awards

Highly-prized recognition within the industry for extensive business and financial management practices.

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Greensmart Awards

Celebrating sustainably-built homes, new products and GreenSmart Professionals. Gain recognition for your sustainability building practices.

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Small Business Management Awards

Recognising the vital work done by those behind-the-scenes in small businesses in the building industry.

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Apprentice Awards

HIA host the Annual Apprentice Awards to recognise and inspire the next generation of apprentices for the construction industry.

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HIA Apprentice Host Trainer Award

Putting the spotlight on apprentice hosts and the important contribution they make for Australian apprentices.

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